Once we passed Christmas and got Brendyn back home and settled back into routine, I knew that one area I wanted to focus on with the kids was Character Training. As a parent, I believe, we all want our kids to grow up to be women and men of Character. We Choose Virtues is a Character Education Curriculum. We were sent Virtue Clue Cards to review, as well as, The Teacher’s Handbook, Kids of VirtueVille Coloring Book, and two freebies, always available Family Character Assessment and Kids Memory Verses, Bible Heroes, and Truths. This was quite a selection of things!
The Family Assessment is a good starting place to see how your child’s character is right now …. then this can also be used to determine progress along the way! We decided to use the Kids Memory Verse, Bible Heroes and Truth paper along with our Virtue Clues to bring in the element of faith connecting the virtue to God’s Word. Each Virtue Clue is a colorful card with a VirtueVille Character on one side, like “Gerbil Jill”, who is Gentle, or “Hat Matt”, who is Helpful. The Flip Side of the Card has a sentence explaining the Virtue and a list of antonyms telling what the Virtue is Not. (Very helpful in explaining concepts like Content or Diligent). The Twelve Virtues are Attentive, Content, Diligent, Forgiving, Gentle, Helpful, Honest, Kind, Obedient, Patient, Perserverant, and Self-Controlled. All 12 Virtue Cards come in a clear plastic holder, so you can easily take them with you where ever you go.
The Virtue Cards are for ages 3-18 and are on sale right now for $5.99. The Coloring Book is $3.00 as a download only and The Teacher’s Handbook is $4.95 for a PDF Download and $15.00 for a print copy. They and the freebies mentioned above as well as lots of other really nice looking products can be found here. There are some promotional codes if you are interested … VIRTUE15 for 15% off, FAMILY for $3 off Kids Virtue Poster, SHIPFREE for free shipping. Also any Homeschool Kit (this looks really nice!!!) bought in January or February comes with a free 100 Days of Virtue Poster and Stickers.
I thought this was a really nice product and may find myself ordering additional items from them to go along with what we reviewed. I think I am going to use the cards as rewards. If I notice a particular behaviour, give the child the card to turn in later for a prize. The cards can also be used as reminders on a particular virtue a child may need to be working on.
We received these products free to provide an honest review, accomplished here. Other homeschoolers also received this product, and you can find their review and mine, listed here.
We are certainly Blessed.